This edited volume brings new ideas to the study of national culture and organizational culture as it explores their naturally existing intersections. However, these intersections can be difficult to identify and study, as national culture changes generationally whereas organizational culture can change relatively quickly based on leadership change, product innovation, and new uses of technology. Too frequently, the study of culture is discipline specific with little consideration given to how culture is examined in other disciplines.
To reconsider both national culture and organizational culture, and their interdependencies, 18 scholars from 16 institutions, 13 states, and 4 disciplines were invited to a workshop funded by the U.S. Army Research Institute. This book evolved from two days of discussions and reflections.
This book reflects and integrates the contributions of over 1,000 academics across the social science and management disciplines as they reconsider cultural definitions, theories, and methodologies; explore the purposes, functions, and influences of culture; and reveal the influences of communication, language, leadership, and technology on cultural change. This is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate coursework, and those interested in cultural influences more generally.
About the Author
Joann Keyton (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Communication, North Carolina State University, USA. Her research examines organizational culture, collaborative processes, and team meetings. She was co-editor of Small Group Research (2008-2021) and a founder of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research.